The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 06, 1971, Image 1

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    Schramm residents affirm
self-determination policy
UNLstudents attend youth caucus
by O.J. Nelson
students in joining students
from six other Nebraska
colleges in a nationwide drive
initiated here over the weekend
to elect youth-oriented
candidates at political
nominating conventions next
The newly formed National
Youth Caucus will also work to
register young voters and bring
about political party reforms as
suggested by the McGovern
Commission on Electoral
increased minority group
representation at nominating
conventions. Minority groups
include women, youth and
minority races, according to
the commission.
The Nebraska Youth
Caucus, chaired by Concordia
College student Wayne
Werning, has tentatively
scheduled a Feb. 12 state
convention to discuss statewide
implementation of the national
group's goals.
Over 60 students from
accross the state 'represented
Nebraska's college youth at the
ASUN senators resign for
by Carol Strasser
Since last spring's student
government election, 12 of 35
ASUN senators have resigned
or dropped out of school and
three more are expected to
resign by the end of this
Currently there are five
vacant seats, four in Teachers
College and one for Graduate
and Professionals students.
"Most of the senators
resigned for academic reasons,"
said ASUN President Steve
Fowler. Others, for various
reasons, thought ASUN wasn't
worth their time.
STEVE HELDT, senator
from Teachers College, said he
resigned because of a class
conflict. However, he added
that he wasn't satisfied with
"It seems that people (in
the senate) are more hung up
in parliamentary procedures
than with the main points of
the issues," Heldt said. The
senate "would rather debate
little things than major
problems," he added.
The senate parties in the
pre-election campaign
emphasized educational reform
and student rights, but they're
"not really going ahead" on
these issues, Heldt said.
procedures led to the
resignation of Lewis Robinson,
from Graduate and
Professional, who has since
applied for reinstatement to
the senate.
Robinson, who
student-teaches, and can't get
to Wednesday meetings by four
o'clock objected to a provision
passed by the senate which
penalizes senators with a
half-absence for being late.
Three absences, and a senator
is dropped from senate.
Chicago conference. Twenty
students from UNL
represented such diverse
organizations as the Young
Democrats, Young
Republicans, ASUN and the
League of Young Voters.
Fritz Edelstein, one of the
chief organizers of the
Nebraska delegation, called the
conference a success.
"Nebraska can become a cog in
a national youth caucus which
can help formulate new
priorities for our nation," he
Another Nebraska
representative, UNL student
Roy Baldwin, leader of the
Nebraska University Youth
Coalition for Muskie, predicted
that out of the conference
would come a national sense of
purpose. "Young people have
assumed a sense of
responsibility," he said. "I am
looking for Nebraska to also
assume that responsibility, and
to help build that sense of
Student representatives
from about 45 other states also
attended the conference. The
meeting was called by the
Association of iStudent
Jonette Beaver, from
Business Adminstration, also
resigned because of a class
conflict. A senator last year,
Beaver said she is disappointed
in ASUN because "the
programs are so narrow that
they don't affect all students.
They're designed for smaller
groups and are not programs
that everyone feels affected
Graduate and Professional,
resigned because of a class
conflict, and senators Sara
Ashby from Teachers College
and Barry Pilger from Arts and
Sciences resigned because of
too many other time
Pilger. advertising manager
for The Daily Nebraskan said
he resigned because of his time
commitment to the newspaper.
The last meeting Pilger
attended was over three hours
long--a meeting spent
interviewing applicants for four
vacant senate seats.
could contribute more to the
University as someone other
Governments, of which UNL is
a member, as an emergency
conference on voter
conference reaffirmed its role
as a non-partisan organization
by thwarting attempts by small
interest groups to manipulate
the delegates.
During two plenary sessions,
the 3,000 delegates refused to
take strong stands concerning
efforts from the floor to pass
resolutions to "dump Nixon",
The convention went into an
uproar as delegates charged
that this non-partisan body was
being forced to form a highly
partisan opinion on a major
national issue.
The Nebraska delegation
was continually a strong
supporter of the meeting's
eventual non-partisan stand.
DESPITE THE basically
unbiased stand of the body,
the participants passed
resolutions calling for legal
equality of the sexes, bi-lingual
education in Chicano
communities, immediate end
to the Indochina War, and
implementation of the
Turn to page 14.
than an ASUN senator." He
added that ASUN needs to
"totally revamp to the needs of
students." Pilger will be second
semester editor of The Daily
Sen. Cindy Follis from
Home Economics resigned
because of illness, and two
senators, Jacki Barret from
Teachers College and Bill
Beach from Graduate and
Professional, dropped out of
John Haskins from Teachers
College resigned last month
because he intends to drop out
of school next semester.
Fowler told the senate that
Haskins didn't believe he could
represent students under those
TOM KREPEL, also from
Teachers College, resigned
about six weeks ago. "What has
come out of ASUN since last
April until I quit?" he asked.
"Nothing significant was
ASUN wasn't what he had
envisioned student government
would be, Krepel said. The
parties made lots of campaien
A student initiated policy
statement which "affirms the
right of Schramm Hall
residents to" determine their
own guest rights policy "
recently gained approval on a
328 to 34 vote.
However, UNL Housing
Director Fly Meyerson said his
office would not recognize the
provision until approved by the
Housing Policy Committee
(HPC) and Council on Student
Life(CSL)-a move which won't
be attempted.
Bob Brehm, sponsor of the
statement said he has no
intention of taking it to CSL or
"The policy states that the
students here (at Schramm)
have final authority, so there is
no sense in taking it to a lesser
authority to have his rubber
stamp," Brehm said.
He said there are no current
plans to set up Schramm's own
visitation regulations.
Brehm said some Selleck
Quadrangle students were
considering putting a similar
Pakistani drive
raises $1200
The November fast for Pakistani refugees on the Lincoln
campus netted $1,200, said Ann Pedersen, ASUN Human Rights
Committee chairman. The check will be sent to Oxfam-America,
which sponsored the fast along with Project Relief.
All the money will be sent directly to Oxfam's field director in
India for food and medical supplies for East Pakistani refugees,
Pedersen said.
Three Greek houses participated in the fast and about 500
dormitory residents, she said. The dormitory food services gave
50 cents to the fund for every student who gave up a meal for the
fast and Greek houses gave 75 cents per student, Pedersen added.
promises, "big grandiose talk
about educational reform,"
and nothing's been done, he
Krepel, along with four
others who have resigned, was
elected as a member of the
University Coalition Party
headed by Fowler.
ALTHOUGH NO official
notice has been given, Fowler
said three more senators from
the UC party will resign this
month. Bill Behmer from
Engineering and Architecture
plans to drop out of school
next semester, Fowler said.
Joann Tansey from
Teachers College plans to
transfer to another University,
and Paula Peter, also from
Teachers College, will be
student-teaching in Omaha.
Teachers College was the
hardest hit by resignations.
Next semester, only one
senator of the original eight
elected will remain in ASUN.
Graduate and Professional
lost four of its five elected
meetings this semester have
policy statement up tor a vote.
Residence Hall Association
(RHA) president Roger Story
said there had been some talk
of this at Selleck, but he knew
of no definite plans for a
policy vote. Selleck student
government president Mike Dill
confirmed that no immediate
moves were anticipated. Only
one student had talked with
him about such action, he said.
Brehm rcporteu that 328
voted for the policy, 34
against, four abstentions and
106 didn't vote.
The policy states that it
"supercedes all previous andor
conflicting policies," and that
visitation regulations developed
"by RHA, Regents, etc., will
serve merely as advisory
policies to be obeyed or
rejected at the discretion of
Schramm Hall residents."
Additionally, , the guest
rights provision , says a visitation
policy will become effective
after approved by a majority
vote of hall residents.
been spent interviewing
applicants for the vacant senate
Sept. 22, the senate
interviewed five applicants for
the vacant Teachers College
seat before electing Ralph
Miller. After delaying a vote
until two of the four applicants
for vacant Graduate and
Professional seats showed up at
the meeting, the senate elected
Joel Belland, Thomas
Monaghan and Arnold Messner.
Oct. 13 the senate went
through a round of 21
interviews for three vacant
seats. Ray Metoyer from Arts
and Sciences was elected from
1 1 applicants, John Brown
from Business Administration
was elected from four
applicants and Nancy
Gustavson from Home
Economics was elected from
six applicants.
the length of time required to
interview all applicants resulted
in the establishment of new
procedures for filling vacancies
in the senate.
The current five vacancies
were allowed to remain
unfilled ntil the new
procedures went into effect,
Fowler said.
Under a bill introduced by
Sen. Roy Baldwin, an
interviewing committee of five
senators will reduce the
number of applicants for any
vacant seat to three names to
be presented to the senate for
consideration. Applicants still
are uncouraged to appear
before the senate to answer
Baldwin reported to the
senate Dec. 1 that there were
only four applications for the
currently five vacant seats.